East Asia and Pacific remains the world’s growth engine despite a challenging external environment, with developing economies growing by 7.2% in 2013. The proportion of people living in poverty in the region has steadily declined—less than 10% of the population lives on $1.25 a day—but much more needs to be done as there are still close to half a billion people living on $2 a day.
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As populations age, the debate over how to manage this demographic trend is heating up. Will it lead to an economic crisis? Or will society benefit from healthy and productive aging? Watch a discussion on how policy and behavioral changes can affect outcomes, good or bad.Read More »